Wastewater treatment facilities provide tremendous opportunities for energy recovery. In phase one of the Sustainable Wastewater Infrastructure of the Future (SWIFt) Accelerator, DOE worked with 70+ facilities to accelerate a pathway toward sustainable infrastructure. SWIFt Accelerator 2.0 provides customized technical assistance in four critical areas: energy data management, energy efficiency improvements, advanced technology integration, and project financing. Partners receive expert technical and financial training, one-on-one assistance, energy savings resources, data analysis tools, and peer networking opportunities. State, regional, and local agencies and facility partners are welcome to join us and help develop and share replicable solutions with the market.

SWIFt 2.0 is engaging with facilities in a voluntarily partnership to achieve 5% short-term and 25% long-term facility-wide energy savings by to implementing next-generation technologies in one of the following tracks: energy efficiency, energy capture, resource recovery, or advanced data management.

Energy Efficiency

Session 1: 50001 Ready Navigator (September 15th and 23rd  2021)

Session 2: Low- and no-cost energy saving practices and energy-efficient technologies and process improvements

Session 3: Cutting-edge technologies

Energy Capture

Session 1: Solar and In-line hydropower (October 20th 2021)

Session 2: Biogas uses, opportunities, and management; CHP; RNG

Session 3: Energy Storage; Policies, regulations, and incentives

Resource Recovery

Session 1: Sludge & biosolids management and applications (November 2021)

Session 2: Process enhancements for resource recovery; Co-digestion; Advanced nutrient recovery systems

Session 3: Biosolids to fertilizers; PFAS (PFOS & PFOAS)

Advanced Data Management

Session 1: Sensors and actuators (December 2021)

Session 2: Data management communication, storage & security

Session 3: Advanced controls; Smart controls